Colorado Saw A Nearly ‘Nonexistent Influenza Season’ This Year Thanks To C-19 Safety Measures

Colorado Saw A Nearly ‘Nonexistent Influenza Season’ This Year Thanks To C-19 Safety Measures

Every year Americans are faced with flu season. While flu is often looked at as more of a nuisance than a risk, in 2018/2019 there were an estimated 34,000 deaths. However, with the precautions introduced to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, there was also a reduction in the spread of the flu. As a result, Colorado…

New hope for coronavirus treatment and vaccines

New hope for coronavirus treatment and vaccines

According to the World Health Organization, two potential vaccine candidates stand out among the seven currently in clinical evaluation. While some may be cautiously optimistic, please keep in mind that lab results don’t always translate the way we want in humans. But, one of these potential vaccines looks promising based on results from animal studies. …

Coronavirus Medication Update. Heartburn Medicine Being Studied as Potential Treatment

Coronavirus Medication Update. Heartburn Medicine Being Studied as Potential Treatment

Famotidine The search continues to find a cure for the novel coronavirus that is sweeping the world. In the meantime, researchers are looking for anything that may help patients suffering from COVID-19. At the center of one trial taking place in New York with over 180 hospitalized patients is famotidine. Famotidine is the active ingredient…

Trump suggests ‘injection’ of disinfectant to beat Coronavirus

Trump suggests ‘injection’ of disinfectant to beat Coronavirus

New research suggests that sunlight might be able to destroy the coronavirus. After a presentation by the Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology division, President Trump suggested that ultraviolet or very powerful light could be used to kill the virus inside an infected person.  Contrary to the President’s statements, the research only shows that…

August may bring more US coronavirus deaths than expected, but next wave in winter could be worse

August may bring more US coronavirus deaths than expected, but next wave in winter could be worse

In the United States, it’s estimated that 66,000 Americans will die by August from COVID-19. This number has risen by 10% as officials warn a deadlier wave is possible this winter. The estimate has increased for a few reasons. First, we will continue to revise the number as we receive more data. Predictions will shift…

Recovered coronavirus patients are testing positive. Can you get reinfected?

Recovered coronavirus patients are testing positive. Can you get reinfected?

Though South Korea flattened their coronavirus curve, they’re now seeing a growing number of patients relapse and test positive for COVID-19 a second time. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reports that 163 people, or 2.1% of those infected, have retested positive for COVID-19. While this is concerning, the numbers are luckily…

What we now know about COVID-19 that we didn’t 3 weeks ago

What we now know about COVID-19 that we didn’t 3 weeks ago

It’s important to stay on top of the news about COVID-19 because what we know changes so rapidly. The number of global cases and deaths continue to climb as scientists discover more about this highly contagious virus. One silver lining shown by new research is that those with asthma are not being hit as hard…

FDA Authorizes COVID-19 Saliva Test for Emergency Use

FDA Authorizes COVID-19 Saliva Test for Emergency Use

A new method to diagnose COVID-19 starts Wednesday, April 15, 2020. The FDA recently authorized a saliva test for emergency use, which is expected to impact safety significantly by increasing the number of people who can be tested each day. This test is much less invasive than swab tests currently used for testing. All you…